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Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   12-01-2013, 07:01 PM
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Posted By mcmikies
Our sweet baby boy was born at home on November...

Our sweet baby boy was born at home on November 27th at 1:20pm. We named him Declan Fable, which means, "a story full of goodness". 7lbs 5oz and looks just like his mom...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   11-26-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 314
Posted By mcmikies
Well, I decided to go for the cervical exam when...

Well, I decided to go for the cervical exam when the midwife offered it to me today. It was actually kind of nice to practice having to "get comfortable" with my doula, DH, and the midwife's...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   11-25-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 19
Posted By mcmikies
Also, to any of you planning homebirths, do you...

Also, to any of you planning homebirths, do you have a "in case of hospital transfer" birth plan?
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   11-25-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 314
Posted By mcmikies
Due date is less than a week away and I am...

Due date is less than a week away and I am getting so anxious to feel something! Right now my only new symptoms are TONS of braxton-hicks contractions that sometimes are accompanied by light...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   11-25-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 19
Posted By mcmikies
Kali, thanks for suggesting this! I'm not sure I...

Kali, thanks for suggesting this! I'm not sure I would have done one since we are planning a homebirth but it was a good exercise for me to think through an "ideal" birth scenario. I stole a bunch...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   11-08-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 75
Posted By mcmikies
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/316001/width/200/height/400/flags/LL (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/316001/)
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   11-07-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 44
Posted By mcmikies
Mataji, I know what you mean!! I've only caved...

Mataji, I know what you mean!! I've only caved once, with the excuse that I needed to "test" my potato-leek soup that I added cream to prior to reading the above comments. Speaking of, it looked...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   11-07-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 75
Posted By mcmikies
A little late with this intro! Also, I changed...

A little late with this intro! Also, I changed my username from whitneymcmike... wanted something a little more anonymous http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

EDD: 12/1, sex is a...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-29-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 44
Posted By mcmikies
I'm getting such a late start on this project!...

I'm getting such a late start on this project! Here is a list I found that I'll be choosing from... http://www.foodnetwork.com/quick-and-easy/freezer-friendly-recipes/index.html
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-29-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 57
Posted By mcmikies
Just a new username here, formerly...

Just a new username here, formerly whitneymcmike, same due date. Would you mind updating the master list? Thanks so much!
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-26-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 67
Posted By mcmikies
I'm glad some of you brought up the...

I'm glad some of you brought up the disconnectedness thing, I've been feeling guilty about it. Sometimes I think that if I felt more connected to this baby it wouldn't be so difficult for me to make...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-26-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 73
Posted By mcmikies
Welcome Booke, Stef, and PixieBeach!! Eine,...

Welcome Booke, Stef, and PixieBeach!!

Eine, that is hilarious about the burger on the windowsill... and completely true! I live in California and even with the abundance of the land here it is...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-26-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By mcmikies
Hi all, I'm relatively new to the site, or...

Hi all,

I'm relatively new to the site, or at least new to interacting on the site. I am 35 weeks pregnant and have often found myself on mothering through google searching or links from blogs or...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-23-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 217
  Names?
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Posted By mcmikies
Mataji- I like both Taylor and Quincy. I suppose...

Mataji- I like both Taylor and Quincy. I suppose Taylor has become very popular as a girls name but I think once it is attached to a little boy there will be nothing very unisex about it. It's a...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-23-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 67
Posted By mcmikies
I've noticed that sitting on a birth ball really...

I've noticed that sitting on a birth ball really decreases the number of rib kicks I get. When sitting on the couch it seems I end up sliding further and further down until I'm practically on my...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-23-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 36
Posted By mcmikies
I'm loving the look of the Bravado tanks and...

I'm loving the look of the Bravado tanks and bras... seems promising that the tanks actually have sizes associated with them, I've never seen that before. And layering seems like such a good idea...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-15-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 26
Posted By mcmikies
Sending love and light!

Sending love and light!
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-15-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 67
Posted By mcmikies
That's so great that you guys are having luck...

That's so great that you guys are having luck with insurance and chiro! Mine isn't covered, my whole birth plan isn't covered though so we at least were able to plan to be going out of pocket during...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-15-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19
Posted By mcmikies
Good idea! My current *goals* are to get up...

Good idea!

My current *goals* are to get up and do yoga for 45-60 min in the morning, and then 45-60 min of brisk walking (~3 miles) each night.

What I'm actually doing... more like yoga 3-4...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-15-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 36
Posted By mcmikies
Wow! So much excellent advice here, this is...

Wow! So much excellent advice here, this is awesome. I have read the Womanly Art and the Nursing Mother's Companion but for some reason hearing from moms can be so much more helpful and direct. I've...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-13-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 36
Posted By mcmikies
I know it is a little early for this, but I...

I know it is a little early for this, but I thought it might be nice to have a place to talk about any questions, trials, or triumphs we have with breastfeeding.

I'll start with a total rookie...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-13-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21
Posted By mcmikies
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LilyKay http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390650/postpartum-care/20#post_17484419)

she does get on my...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-13-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 67
Posted By mcmikies
Lilac, I think calling your dietician is a good...

Lilac, I think calling your dietician is a good idea, especially if you are feeling hungry. Listening to your body is so important and you shouldn't be uncomfortable. The thing that is so...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-13-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 70
Posted By mcmikies
I heard recently sitting indian-style called...

I heard recently sitting indian-style called "tailor-sitting", I think I read that in the Bradley Method book. I'm adopting it for now http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I saw a...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   10-13-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 21
Posted By mcmikies
Thanks for all the insight everyone, so helpful!...

Thanks for all the insight everyone, so helpful! I love the idea of trying to stretch out the help for as long as possible, maybe having SIL come when DH has to go back to work. Plus, introversion...
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